One Enduring Lesson


Novel Published by Rupa Publications of India

Eager to start a new phase in life, Rahul Saxena, 27, a half-Indian British citizen, recently out of job and rejected in love, lands in Mumbai from London to study filmmaking. But little does he know that Mumbai, the city of dreams, will turn his life inside out. From the dark corners of the streets as a professional rat killer to the vermin-infested confines of a jail, from shady dance clubs to the homes of Mumbai’s rich women where he is paid to provide pleasure—fate takes him on a roller coaster ride that challenges his very will and determination to survive. When his secret life threatens to destroy even the love that he finds, Rahul seeks recourse in spirituality. Inspired by India’s synergetic religious traditions, Rahul fights back internal and external demons to write his own destiny.

The boy represents Rahul Saxena, the protagonist
The girl represents Julie Singh, Rahul’s girlfriend
The heart shaped balloon represents eternal love
The space within the heart shaped balloon looks like the map of India where the story is based.
The urban back ground represents Mumbai and Amritsar, the two main cities within the story.
The clouds are the symbol of God’s presence and care over His people.
The flying birds are flapping their wings with joy at a truly amazing story.
One Enduring Lesson – A tale of the undying human spirit of survival against all odds

The book has been catalogued at the British Library.

Inspiration For the Title

The title of the novel is inspired from the last paragraph in the Memoirs of Aga Khan wherein the late His Highness The Aga Khan III wrote :-

“Life in the ultimate analysis has taught me One Enduring Lesson. The subject should always disappear in the object.”

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An amazing tale set in India of the undying human spirit of survival against all odds.

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ISBN: 9781787192645

Paperback: 280 Pages

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One Enduring Lesson